Minister Olushola Allyson-Obaniyi, popularly known as Sola Allyson, was born on September 24, 1971 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. He is a Nigerian inspirational and gospel singer, songwriter, vocal coach, counselor, and consultant. She began her music career with a soundtrack for a Yoruba film in 2003, and subsequently produced an album titled Eji Owuro.
Shola Allyson is a multi-faceted vocalist whose song genres encompass folk, soul, and gospel music with strong lyrical presentation. She has performed at various religious gatherings and served as a judge for MTN Project Fame West Africa auditions for five seasons.
Olushola Allyson-Obaniyi began her schooling at Anglican Basic School before transferring to Shams-el-deen Grammar School in Ikorodu for her primary and secondary studies. She then went to Government Technical College in Agidingbi, Ikeja. She studied Business Studies in college and earned an NBTE certificate.
She enrolled in the Polytechnic of Ibadan in 1997 to study Music Technology, majoring in voice and minoring in music.
Shola Allyson was raised in a musical family. She began singing backup when she was 13 years old. She sang backup for artists like as Yinka Ayefele, Stella Monye, Gbenga Adeboye, Kayode Olajide, Pasuma, and others. She also composed jingles, trademark melodies, and commercials for television and radio stations.
She eventually met a man who recognized her skills and requested if she could do the music for a Yoruba film. She consented and composed the music for the film Eji Owuro. Because the film was a hit, she decided to test out the music in the studio. Eji Owuro eventually became her debut studio album. This was her first foray into the music world. She has collaborated with Tope Alabi, Adekunle Gold, Cobhams Asuquo, and other vocalists throughout the years. She also served as a judge on MTN Project Fame, a West African musical talent competition, for five seasons.
In 2003, Shola Allyson married Toyin Obaniyi. The two met in the Celestial Church of Christ’s Central Choir. Their marriage produced three children: Ayobami, Mopelola, and Obafunmiwo.
Shola Allyson currently has seven album credits, including some inspiring tunes. Eji Owuro (2003), Gbe Je F’ori (2005), Ire (2007), Im’oore (2009), Adun (2012), Imuse (2018), and Iri (2019). Ife bi Eji Owuro, Obinrin Ni Mi, Aseye, Anu Mbe, Isinmi, Iba,Temisan, Ma ro’se are among the tunes. Adura Ololufe, Oro Oluwa, Mimo, Ase, Ero Oja, Iri, Wa Wole, Oro Oluwa, Omo Tuntun, Akosile, Iyin, My Voice I Raise Master, Adura Ololufe Mr. Jiji Mo Ji, Aiye, Alujanjankijan, Ire, Baba Ese, Yoo Daa, Olododo, Mo Ki O, Eledumare Rmx, Ebe, Ibere, Mo Juba, Child are some of the words used in this song.
Shola Allyson was nominated for Best Indigenous Concept at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), 2013 and Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), 2013. She also received Special Recognition Awards at the 2018 City People Music Awards.
Shola Allyson feels that being modest is a fantastic honor after building a strong and distinctive music brand that is highlighted by her gorgeous African-centric wearing style. Publicity, awards, or public regard, she believes, should not cause you to lose yourself. You don’t have to be arrogant to demonstrate how great and strong you are.
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